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New Release ! ‘Fighting the British at Arnhem’ By Bob Gerritsen
‘Fighting the British at Arnhem’ describes, amongst other events, the involvement of the SSUnterführerschule Arnheim in what is now known as ‘The Battle of Arnhem’. The SSUnterführerschule Arnheim was a school for soldiers of the Waffen-SS where they were trained to become non-commissioned officers. The training was extremely demanding and rigorous. During the ‘Battle of Arnhem’ the school's officers and students were chiefly deployed on the western fringes of the area so desperately defended by the 1st British Airborne Division. The school was established at the end of 1943 in Arnhem and remained there till August 1944. In that month the school was sent to the Dutch coast and deployed for coastal defence duties. At the beginning of September 1944 it was moved again. This time the school had to take up security duties along the River Waal. When, on 17th September 1944, the 1st British Airborne Division landed in the Wolfheze area, the school was swiftly mobilised and transported to the battle area. It was incorporated into the ‘Kampfgruppe von Tettau’, a force raised as a direct result of the airborne landings. This force was commanded by Generalleutnant Hans von Tettau. Its main task was to destroy the British airborne forces and thwart Allied plans, both of which they managed to do. Not only does Bob Gerritsen share with us the school's early history and its deployment during the Battle of Arnhem, but he goes on to describe the unit’s desperate struggle to fend off later Allied attacks in the area south of the River Rhine. There the school fought fierce battles and suffered many casualties, eventually leading to its demise and disbandment in November 1944.
‘Fighting the British at Arnhem’
Subtitle: SS-Unterführerschule Arnheim Its Origins and Operations against the 1st British Airborne Division September 1944
Author : Bob Gerritsen
224 pages, over 300 b/w photographs, documents & maps, full colour cover, hardback.
ISBN : 978-90-812703-9-7
Code: 53516Price: 34.50 EUR
British Airborne Denison Smock S.L&M Feathers LTD 1942- Near Mint British Airborne Denision Smock Sized 7 1942 Dated - Still Fitted With Original Stock Label This is a near mint denison smock, we have not come across a denison smock in such fantastic condition.
The smock only has a minor (period) repair on the bottom side of the upper arm. This repair is hardly visible when on display and to us to do not downgrade this smock whatsoever.
This British Airborne Denision Smock compromises a size 7, and is fitted with a clear label 1942 dated and makers marked S.L & M Feathers Ltd. The smock has never been converted or altered and is still fitted with its Original stock label. The smock is fitted with Newey press studs, full working zip and has no damages or whatsoever. Cannot be upgraded. - Still Fitted With Original Stock Label This is near mint denison smock, we have not come across a denison smock in such fantastic condition. The Denison has only a very minor (period) repair on the under arm (upper arm) hardly to be seen when on display. This British Airborne Denision Smock compromises a size 7, and is fitted with a clear label 1942 dated and makers marked S.L & M Feathers Ltd. The smock has never been converted or altered and is still fitted with its Original stock label. The smock is fitted with Newey press studs, full working zip.
Code: 53515Price: 2200.00 EUR
U.S. Army Akron (coleman) Lantern Complete With Instruction Manual In Original Box - Stone Mint i.e. Unissued Condition
This is a truly fantastic find. An Original U.S. Army 1944 dated Akron Lantern. The lantern is an unissued and stone mint example. Still in Original box and paper wrapped. The lamp itself is clearly 1944 dated and makers marked Aklon Lamp and MFG Company (A contractor of Coleman). A very nice and unusual sort of item in excellent condition.
Code: 53514Price: 200.00 EUR
Extremely Rare British (Airborne) Anti Gas Cape - Unissued Condition
An extremely rare piece this British Army Anti Gas Cape. The cape was part of the standard issue for British Airborne troops. This particular cape was never issued, although due the nature of the material and antigas and being stored for many years the cape cannot be worn anymore. However a very rare item and true collectors item!
Code: 53513Price: 275.00 EUR
BRITISH AIRBORNE HEADDRESS
We are proud to announce that we have assisted Daniel and Oliver in the completion of this book. And that many previous unknown or privately held British Airborne Helmets are now featured in this work including items from our private collection.
BRITISH AIRBORNE HEADDRESS BY DANIEL FISHER & OLIVER LOCK.
Now available: Military Mode's eighth title has just gone to press. Their largest work to date consisting of 260 pages of high resolution photography and detailed text. Often highly rare items have been profusely photographed in the highest resolution bringing to life the rich and exciting subject of the British Airborne soldiers head wear. Logically starting with the maroon beret but also covering steel helmets and their modern day equivalents, training helmets, glider helmets, combat caps, slouch and boonie type hats, arctic and tropical head wear. Many items that have previously been unpublished and many with provenance that have been preserved in various museum inventories, as well as many other items from some of the most advanced collections.
Code: 53512Price: 45.00 EUR
Detailed And Unique Book About British Airborne Denison Smocks -
This is a very detailed book about British Airborne Denison Smocks. The book handles about the history of the denison smock to present day use. Richly illustrated and featuring many denision smocks with a story to tell. Not be missed by any British Airborne Collector.
Code: 53511Price: 45.00 EUR
Orange is the Collar of the Day And D-Day Minus 17 SeptemberOrange is the Color of the Day And D-Day Minus 17 September
The complete story of the 101st Airborne Division in Holland from Market Garden.
Written by Peter Hendriks and Michel de Trez and published by the D-Day Paratroopers Historical Centre.
D-Day Minus 17 September 1944 describes the preparations and en and crossing to Holland on 17 september 1944. The history is richely illustrated with many pictures and documents most of them never published before (207 paginas) Pice €49,00.
Orange is the colour of the day describes the drop and landingszones and fighting of the 501st PIR, 502nd PIR en 506th PIR of the 101ste Airborne Divisie in and around Son, Eindhoven, Best, Sint Oedenrode, Eerde, SChijndel, Veghel, Udenand the Betuwe (the Island). The book consists off 560 pages and is equally rich illustrated with previously unknown photo material.
Part one and two both contain over 1200 pictures and documents most of the never published before. As we are used to in the books of Michel de Trez the historical pictures and text are added with pictures of uniforms, helmets and equipment often used during the operation in the Netherlands. price € 79.50
Price: 124.00 EUR
Code: 53510Price: 124.00 EUR
New Release! BURNING BRIDGES 82nd Airborne Division during Operation Market Garden By Michel De Trez And Peter Hendrikx
New Release and long awaited! This is yet another magnificant work from Michel De Trez And Peter Hendrikx.
Burning Bridges and Bridges Are Ours compromise a pictorial historyof the 82nd Airborne Division during Operation Market Garden and its aftermath.
“Burning Bridges” (volume 1) and “Bridges Are Ours” (volume 2) are the work of 35 years of airborne history research and contains 976 pages and over 1,600 photographs, most of which have never been published before. All photos are identified either by date, location, name of individual soldiers, equipment, or historical context.
Burning Bridges” begins with the introduction, where the decision-making process that led to Operation Market Garden is explained in great detail. The subsequent chapters discuss the preparations in the marshalling areas in England, the activities of the Pathfinders, and the boarding of the aircraft by all paratroop regiments and battalions. The glider lifts are also well covered by many newly discovered photographs.
“Bridges are Ours” begins with the fight for the Nijmegen bridges. Roughly, five different attacks took place and each is dealt with in great detail. The main attacks on September 19 and 20, when the 2nd Battalion of the 505th Regiment, supported by British tanks, attacked both the railway and the road bridges from the south are discussed in detail. When the German defenders would not budge, the 504th Regiment was ordered to cross the Waal River in small boats, an action called by many one of the most heroic actions of WW2.
Both books are available at a special set price. The books are listed seperate for individual sale. And compromises a Hardback – 976 pages – 1,600+ photos – 2 volumes
Code: 53509Price: 150.00 EUR
Rare British/American Airborne Gas Detection Brassard 1942 - Unissued Condition
This is a very rare example of a British Made Gas Detection Brassard.
These brassards were issued for the Normandy invasion to both Britsh and American forces and meant to detect the presence of poison gas (such as mustard gas), which the Allies were afraid Hitler might employ as a desperate measure. These paper armbands were impregnated with the same vesticant detector paint which was also painted on vehicles and helmets. On contact with poison gas, the paper would turn pink or red.
This particular brassard is in unissued condition and clearly makred 11-1942. The brassard is in excellent condition with best be described as mint condition!
Code: 53505Price: 210.00 EUR
WH (HEER) Entrenching Tool & Carrying Case (Schanzzeug) - Nice Used Condition
A (WH) HEER entrenching tool and black leather carrying case, also called Schanzzeug. The blade of the tool is in slight used condition and lacks a makers mark or date. The leather crrying case in very nice condition with original leather straps although equally lacks any markings (not uncommon). Together tool and case are in very nice and fair condition.
Code: 53506Price: 350.00 EUR
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